Assistive hand controller


Wyss Institute works primarily on applications to help ameliorate disabilities. This hand helper research and proto-device is a fine example of using haptics to strengthen the grip of a palsied hand.

But in reverse, it could be the basis of providing resistance to grasping a virtual object. I find it fascinating to see the huge common ground and potential to lower the price of such devices for VR and for people in need of assistive devices like this one. Let us hope a marriage of the two needs will speed up the delivery to both markets.